Medizinische Lehrtexte aus diachronischer Sicht: strukturrelevante Aspekte einer Textsortenklassenbeschreibung

  • This paper presents some results from a wider study which aims to define the features of German medical textbooks from a diachronic perspective. The medical textbook is presented here as a genre-class (Textsortenklasse) subsuming all texts written for didactic purposes in the field of medicine, i.e. texts aiming to present the theoretical and practical background required in this particular specialist professional field. Since the lingua franca of academic communication was Latin until the 18th century, the corpus used for this study mainly comprises surgery textbooks. The paper focuses solely on structural aspects of textbooks, seeking to show how these aspects functionally contribute to the realization of the general textual function and thereby constitute a historically established conventionalized scheme underlying genres. However, a thorough and effective description of a genre-class requires a much more extensive approach including more interrelated levels of analysis.

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Author:Alessandra Zurolo
Parent Title (German):Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica
Title Additional (English):Medical textbooks from a diachronic perspective : structural aspects relevant to a genre-class description
Publisher:Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě
Place of publication:Ostrava
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/02/25
Year of first Publication:2020
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/04/21
Tag:Diachrony; Medicine; Surgery; Textbook
GND Keyword:Medizin; Chirurgie; Fachsprache; Deutsch; Diachronie; Geschichte 1200-1799
Page Number:20
First Page:107
Last Page:121
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 43 Deutsch, germanische Sprachen allgemein / 430 Germanische Sprachen; Deutsch
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Acta Facultatis Philosophicae Universitatis Ostraviensis / Studia Germanistica / Studia Germanistica 27
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 4.0